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Accident: 508895 - Diver Drowns When Air Hose Is Severed

Accident: 508895 -- Report ID: 1032100 -- Event Date: 09/12/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30149421709/19/19973731Magone Marine Service Inc
Employee #1, a scuba diver, was installing a shackle onto a fixed anchor line in approximately 120 ft of water when, for some reason his high pressure hose was severed in two and he drowned. Causal factors contributing to this accident: (1) both primary and alternate regulators were in need of repair; (2) there was no flotation equipment with an air source separate from the breathing air supply; and (3) there was no standby diver. In addition, Employee #1 was using borrowed equipment that was unfamiliar to him, he was not line-tended, and he was not carrying a reserve air supply.
Keywords: severed, inadequate maint, scuba, work rules, air hose, drown, air line, diver, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301494217 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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